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20-year-old woman goes on trial for fatally stabbing 25-year-old boyfriend

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A 20-year-old woman went on trial in Tokyo on Tuesday, over the fatal stabbing of her 25-year-old boyfriend with whom she lived.

The defendant, who cannot be named because she was 19 at the time of the crime in January, entered a plea of guilty, TV Asahi reported.

According to the indictment, the incident occurred at around 3:25 p.m. on Jan 9 at an apartment in Edogawa Ward. Prosecutors said the victim, Yusaku Sato, called 110 and said he had been stabbed by his girlfriend.

Police rushed to the apartment building and found Sato, bleeding from a knife wound to the stomach, in the parking lot. He was taken to hospital where he died that night.

Police found Sato’s girlfriend, a part-time worker, in the apartment and arrested her. The woman had been living with Sato since April 2021.

She was quoted by police as saying she stabbed Sato because he had told her he wanted to break up with her, but she denied intending to kill him.

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The defendant, who cannot be named because she was 19 at the time of the crime in January, entered a plea of guilty, TV Asahi reported.

Yeah, but 18 is the age that people come adults here. So she could have been named.

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If she is guilty must pay !!..

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When breaking up, never do it in private. At a restaurant or other public place is advised. Whew! Sorry for the dude for sure.

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she stabbed Sato because he had told her he wanted to break up with her, but she denied intending to kill him.

SURE! They all say that. Then, what did she mean? Another chance?

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Poor fellow.

Yeah, but 18 is the age that people come adults here.

Can't drink, smoke or gamble either. Guesiing can't be named in case of crimes as well. Otherwise wohld have been named for sure.

A major reason they made it 18 here was to allow young people to get credit cards to "stimulate" the economy. You'd have thunk that lowering the gambling/drinking/smoking age to 18 would have also been logical since the government wanting go encourage these vices to increase tax revenue. But no.

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If you don’t want to kill somebody, it’s probably not a good idea to stab them with a knife in the stomach.

No excuses, they should get her in prison for decades. Won’t happen here of course, she’ll be out in 5.

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Stabbed him but didn’t mean to kill him??? Oxymoron much…

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Breaking up with Japanese women is not easy. I was assaulted twice, but luckily no knives. In my country they try to claim all the stuff I paid for…

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Can't drink, smoke or gamble either. Guesiing can't be named in case of crimes as well. Otherwise wohld have been named for sure.

But can play pachinko or slots.

A major reason they made it 18 here was to allow young people to get credit cards to "stimulate" the economy

Bigger reason was for the LDP to get a larger voter base.

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Ah yes! The ol' "If I can't have you, no one else will!" act! Never did anyone any good!

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Love can become your own enemy in time of a break-up.

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The defendant, who cannot be named because she was 19 at the time of the crime in January

I almost forgot that dumb rule only changed in April.

If that's the case, name the parents of the "girl" since she was a "minor" then. Put them on blast.

Murder is murder, if she is found innocent, ok. But if she is found guilty, her name better be exposed to the public.

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I don't get it! Many times I read here where someone getting stab and the stabber always say they didn't mean to kill their victim. Wouldn't it be better to just say I only tried to cut them, or hurt them?

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Stabbing someone in the stomach usually leads to a slow and painful death-now all would be stabbers should take note…

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